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Dogs Being Trained to Detect Prostate Cancer
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Many urologists agree that the current, so-called PSA test for detecting prostate cancer is often unreliable, but it remains widely used because there are no other tests. Researchers in Britain say this method may soon be replaced with dogs trained to sniff out the type of cancer that, according to the American Cancer Society, affects one in every 7 men. VOA’s George Putic reports. (Full Story)
Dogs Being Trained to Detect Prostate Cancer
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Many urologists agree that the current, so-called PSA test for detecting prostate cancer is often unreliable, but it remains widely used because there are no other tests. Researchers in Britain say this method may soon be replaced with dogs trained to sniff out the type of cancer that, according to the American Cancer Society, affects one in every 7 men. Cancer of the prostate gland is one of the leading types of cancers affecting men in their 60s. According to the World Cancer Research... (Full Story)
Rise in British Migration Proves a Challenge for Cameron
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Long-term net migration to Britain has hit a record high, underscoring the challenge Prime Minister David Cameron faces to  dispel voter fears that immigrants are straining public services, such as housing, hospitals and schools. As an island nation off northwest Europe, Britain is far from the frontline of the EU-wide crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees pour into the bloc this year via countries like Italy, Greece and Hungary. The bigger problem... (Full Story)
Islamic State Takes New Ground Near Turkish Border
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group in coordination with insurgents on the ground. The ultra-radical Islamist group and a monitor said it had seized several villages as it stepped up an offensive in northern Aleppo province, in a blow to rebels who are likely partners for Ankara and Washington in any ground campaign. In an attack that began... (Full Story)
S. Sudan Rebels Hopeful About Peace Deal
Thursday, August 27, 2015
South Sudanese rebels say they are hopeful a newly-signed peace treaty will be carried out and bring an end to the country's 20-month civil war.   At a news conference in Nairobi Thursday, rebel representatives called on the government and their own side to adhere to the peace treaty, signed by President Salva Kiir in Juba on Wednesday. Dhieu Mathok Wol, the deputy chief negotiator for rebels at peace talks in Ethiopia, said his side is prepared to make the treaty a... (Full Story)
China to Hold Drills With Malaysia in Malacca Strait
Thursday, August 27, 2015
China will hold joint military drills next month with Malaysia in the strategic Strait of Malacca, and also will hold training exercises with Australia and the United States in Australia, China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday. China's rapidly modernizing armed forces have been increasing their global reach and carrying out exercises in ever more distant locations, as the government seeks to protect its interests around the world. But China has jangled nerves, especially in... (Full Story)
Russia Courts Mideast With Military Hardware
Thursday, August 27, 2015
As Russia's economy heads into recession, its defense industry is one of the few that seems to be prospering. And that was made clear at Russia's International Aviation and Space Show (MAKS) this week with the display of its military hardware. The recession, coupled with Western sanctions, has also meant courting customers and allies from the Middle East. Russia's International Aviation and Space Show traditionally boasts an impressive display of military and civilian aviation... (Full Story)
Libya's Tripoli Faction Delays Joining Unity Government Talks
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The United Nations said talks to form a unity government in Libya restarted in Morocco Thursday but without the Tripoli delegation, which is reorganizing its negotiating team. Thursday's statement said talks had begun, but this round would be without the Tripoli-based negotiators, whose chief resigned following differences with the faction's leader. The group did not say how long it might be until they could take part in the talks. Latest hold-up The announcement was the... (Full Story)
Shirley Temple's Film Costumes, Memorabilia up for Auction
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Child movie star Shirley Temple's costumes, scripts and a dress she wore to the Oscars are up for grabs at an auction on Thursday, preserved by the actress turned U.S. diplomat for nearly 80 years before her death in 2014. Temple, one of the most popular child actors in Hollywood, won legions of fans as a bouncy, curly-haired young star in 1930s movies such as "Bright Eyes", "Heidi" and "Curly Top." The child actress went on to forge a second career as... (Full Story)
US Survey: Trump Lead Grows in Republican Presidential Contest
Thursday, August 27, 2015
A new U.S. political survey shows Donald Trump is increasing his lead in the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Thursday's Quinnipiac University poll showed the brash billionaire real estate mogul with 28 percent support among Republican voters across the country. He topped his nearest challenger — former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who was about 15 points behind. Onetime Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the son and brother of two former U.S. presidents, was even... (Full Story)
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